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What to Watch This Weekend: The Debut of Dr. Ken, the Premieres of SNL, Homeland, The Good Wife, and The Affair, and the Finales of Fear the Walking Dead and The Strain

What to watch on Friday, October 2...

8pm, ABC
Last Man Standing
Mike thinks Boyd should walk home from school by himself, but Ryan has misgivings. Meanwhile in “Free Range Parents,” Ed and Kyle host a confab of doomsday preppers who, collectively, have stored up over 1,200 pounds of Twinkies and every back issue of The New Yorker since 1976.

Dr. Ken
Erstwhile real-life medico Ken Jeong stars as the eponymous doc in this family sitcom. The opener sees Ken turning to his therapist wife for help when his patients’ complaints, and his teenage daughter’s driving test, leave him at wits’ end.

8:30pm, Disney
Girl Meets World
Fellow DCOM stars Ross Lynch and Laura Marano drop by in “Girl Meets World of Terror 2,” as Riley and Maya meet the ghost of the bay window. She’s a 1920s flapper girl who presumably introduces them to the spiffy world of bootleg hooch, hot jazz, and talking pictures.

9pm CBS
Hawaii Five-0
After attacking a bomb squad, a terrorist tries to extort the release of arsonist Jason Sinclair on pain of additional explosions. Meanwhile in “Lehu a Lehu (Ashes to Ashes),” Adam returns from the hospital just in time for Kono to realize they’re under surveillance.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case profiles the renowned artist and political dissident, who continues advocating for human rights worldwide despite facing persecution by the Chinese government.

10pm, Cinemax
Strike Back
Acting against orders, Scott and Stonebridge head to Geneva to stop Li-Na, Kwon, and their nuclear-explody friend from turning U.N. headquarters into U.N. deadquarters. I, um, sure hope they succeed, or else that pun will have been in even more terrible taste than it already is.

10pm, Syfy
Z Nation
“Batch 47” finds the survivors seeking an all-natural cure for the virus, a quest that leads to a greenhouse guarded by zombie plants. See, you thought that plants and zombies were sworn enemies that couldn’t possibly cross-breed, but here comes Z Nation to set you straight.

11pm, Showtime
SXSW Comedy Night Two With W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell hosts a selection of some of the sharpest comics to take the stage at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Featured performers include Wyatt Cenac, Iliza Shlesinger,Rachel Feinstein, and Nate Bargatze.

11pm, Syfy
Brad’s bond with the future soldiers only stokes Kiera’s mistrust, and it doesn’t help matters that they seem to be super chatty when they think she’s not around but then clam the hell up the second she walks in the room. Meanwhile in “Zero Hour,” Carlos and Kellog come to their own realizations, and an unusual encounter has Alec mulling his destiny.

11pm, Cartoon Network
Black Jesus
When Vic mistakenly believes the gang is dabbling in terrorism, he takes up arms to take them down in “False Witness.”

– Seth Rogen, Victor Cruz, and Chvrches on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Morgan Freeman, Ruth Wilson, and Hello Games founder Sean Murray on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS


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